The ArtHaus Board
The Germantown ArtHaus is sponsored by The Artist Bank, a Philadelphia-based arts & education non-profit (FEIN #84-2734758) and is led by a Board of Directors from a diverse array of creative and professional backgrounds. Our philosophy is a combination of the Kwanzaa principle Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility and the African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”
Founder & Board President
“I am going to make everything around me beautiful; that will be my life.” This quote expresses Keisha’s mission in life: to make everything around her beautiful. The Germantown ArtHaus is the most recent expression of this mission.
Raised in West Philadelphia, Keisha is a proud High School for the Creative and Performing Arts alumni. At a very young age, Keisha excelled at drawing and painting and went on to study at Parsons School of Design (NY), The School of Visual Arts (NY) and The Art Institute of Philadelphia (PA). She started Custom Arts Studio, LLC, a full-service visual arts business, in 2014.
Her accomplishments include:
- Over 15 years education & program administration experience
- Specialty in arts, career exposure, and STEAM* Programming
- Served as Director of a college access program for underserved youth
- Served as Program Manager for multiple STEAM in-school and out-of-school time programs
Her work is a part of the permanent collections of The Please Touch Museum, The Black Writers Museum and The Colored Girls Museum, and has also been exhibited at The Barnes Foundation Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway. A Small Business Spotlight on QVC and The Home Shopping Network are some of her most recent achievements.
*Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Board Vice President | Community Building
Peter Breslow is obsessed with creating buzz. He’s been professionally pursuing buzz since 1990 when he launched a Philadelphia-based craft brewery, and has since led the PR and branding efforts for a host of professionals, star chefs, restaurateurs, real estate developers, retail entrepreneurs, fashion designers, hotels, conference centers, shopping centers and a billion dollar casino.
Having secured news coverage for his clients in the top tier of the world’s media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, People, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, CNN, Food Network, Travel Channel, Saturday Night Live and ESPN, Breslow’s accomplishments, along with his high energy and affable personality make him a one-of-a-kind maverick in the world of PR and marketing. One could say that Peter Breslow has ignited serious buzz about himself while generating a tremendous amount of attention for his clients over the past 3+ decades.
Board Member | Creative Fundraising
A former sponsored snowboarder with a passion for action sports such as surfing and snowboarding, Nik channels his creativity into building Defy an award-winning strategic branding agency that specializes in bridging national and international brands with consumers through creative solutions that connect across all media.
Nik creates a desire for global brands by drawing consumers into the brand experience and making them a part of the conversation resulting in increases to sales, market share and customer engagement.
Board Member | Creative Fundraising
Terrill Haigler is the Founder and President of the “Ya Fav Trashman” Brand and environmental justice non-profit, “Trash 2 Treasure,” but he is most proud of being the father of three amazing children. As Founder and Executive Director for YaFav Hauling Service, his program supplements the city’s sanitation department to deter illegal dumping.
He has organized 84 clean-up events, mobilized 5,608 volunteers, obtained 32 corporate sponsorships, and removed 415 tons of trash in just two years. His accolades include: Waste Management Industry recognition for his advocacy and influence, recognition at the Change Maker Awards and The 40 under 40 List for the waste industry. His commitment to impacting the city of Philadelphia in a bigger way has led to his recent announcement to enter the race for City Councilman. Learn more about Terrill at https://yafavtrashman.com/
ARTHAUS COMMUNITY ADVISORS
The ArtHaus Community Advisory Council is comprised of community members committed to the ArtHaus mission who want to support its manifestation & do their part to ensure its success. The Advisory Council meets virtually quarterly. Wouild you like to join? Contact us today!